Tag: MINNESOTA

Minnesota Cities Transitioning from Salt to Spraying Brine

Minnesota Cities Transitioning from Salt to Spraying Brine

(ST.PAUL,MINN)UTVS- Minnesota cities are beginning to transition from using salt on the roads to spraying brine in order to keep the roads ice-free this winter. Spraying this saltwater 24 to 48 hours before a storm can remove the amount of salt on the road. Spraying brine also reduces the amount of salt pollution in lakes and rivers. Spraying brine creates […]

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Minnesota Health Insurance Enrollement

Minnesota Health Insurance Enrollement

(ST. PAUL, MINN)UTVS-Minnesota’s health insurance marketplace is now open for enrollment. Starting Thursday, Minnesotan’s are able to compare plans from different companies and are able to estimate out-of-pocket costs. The deadline to enroll for the coverage is December 15th, and the coverage beings January 1st. To enroll for the coverage, log onto the MNsure website before December 15th.

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Minnesota Driver’s License Centers Closed Friday

Minnesota Driver’s License Centers Closed Friday

  Minnesota residents will be able to begin applying for a REAL ID beginning Monday, October 1, 2018. Driver’s license centers in Stearns County and across the state will closed Friday, September 28 while the state updates computer systems in the centers. The system updates are needed to process REAL ID license requests. License centers will remain open for all other […]

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Minnesota Fighting the Opioid Crisis

Minnesota has taken a big step in fighting, what health officials say is a national opioid crisis. Governor Mark Dayton is announcing the state will send about $700,000 in grants to hospitals and clinics in rural areas. States data shows that rural communities receive more prescribed opioids on average than urban communities. The grants will be aimed at establishing new […]

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Fridley Fire

Fridley Fire

One man died and three other residents escaped from a Fridley home fire Friday Night at 8 P.M. Home owner called into the authorities asking for help after his house was struck in flames. Unfortunately, 24-year-old man who was asleep in the upstairs room passed away in the fire. Authorities said they are still investigating the fire but it looks to have started […]

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E-pulltabs finding success in Minnesota

E-pulltabs finding success in Minnesota

In 2012, Minnesota attempted to pay for the billion-dollar Vikings stadium by launching e-pulltabs, which are tablet-based games. However, lawmakers found it very unrealistic, and they were right; Minnesota couldn’t generate more than a trickle of sales from e-pullouts. However, they are starting to have success within the state. E-pullouts make $35 million a month in Minnesota alone, and are […]

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Drops in Teenage Drinking

Teen drinking rates in Minnesota have continued to drop over the years, according to new data from the Minnesota Department of Health. The Data shows that students who feel comfortable consulting their parents about issues or problems are less likely to consume alcohol. Students reporting experiences of trauma caused by abuse are more likely to have consumed alcohol before the […]

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Increased Violence in State Prison

Ten Oak Park Heights employees were sent to the hospital last month, with injuries caused by inmates. Last months injuries totaled more than the last five years combined. Records show that attacks on employees have gone up over 80 percent between 2013 and 2017. Attacks against other inmates has also continued to rise. State Representative Jack Considine considers resolving the […]

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Campus Burner

Campus Burner

On Tuesday a federal judge denied a former student from St. Catharine’s University the request to be released under monitoring while she waits for her trial. Judge Steven Rau told Tnuza Hassan she has to remain in jail while she waits for her trial. Hassan was arrested in January for setting multiple fires to St. Catherine’s University where she acted […]

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Lawmakers Consider Task Force to Study Violence in Native Community

Lawmakers Consider Task Force to Study Violence in Native Community

(ST. PAUL, Minnesota) UTVS – A task force is being considered by Minnesota legislators to study and combat violence against Native American women. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, Native American women were around seven times more likely to be killed than white women across a 26 year period beginning in 1990. Democratic Representative Mary Kunesh-Podein stated that the […]

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